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The Mandarin Oriental in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia

I have traveled the world, I have stayed in many places, many boutique hotels, many bed and breakfasts, and many resorts. All have their charm and uniqueness. The Mandarin Oriental in Buckhead, Atlanta is in the category of “Ivy League”… Continue Reading →

South Beach Grill, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

What a wonderful experience at South Beach Grill in Wrightsville Beach, near Wilmington, North Carolina!

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, Wrightsville Beach, NC

We arrived in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort. It is the only resort in the area that is both on the sound and the Atlantic Ocean! It’s also only about fifteen minutes from Wilmington, North… Continue Reading →

Bread and Tulips restaurant in New York City

To my surprise, the hostess directed us to an “underground” restaurant located beneath the beautiful Giraffe hotel where we were staying.

The Casablanca Hotel, Boutique Hotel in New York City

When I arrived at the luxury boutique midtown Casablanca hotel I was delighted to see that it was located less than one block from Times Square. It is the closest hotel in New York City to Times Square! 

February 2016: Chef Brian Whetsels

When you meet Chef Brian Whetsels, you are automatically drawn to his simplicity, his humility and his kindness. Left handed, with a purple Chef jacket, a bandana in his hair, and sunglasses on top of his head, it totally set… Continue Reading →

Photo and Quote: Singapore

I remember clearly the moment I took this photo, now over 6 years ago: I was in awe! I wanted to share with you! This is one of the most spectacular luxury hotel in Singapore: The Marina Bay Sands Resort…. Continue Reading →

The Celebrity Dairy Inn, Siler City, North Carolina

It took barely about 50 minutes from South Durham to drive west and arrive at the Celebrity Dairy Inn in Siler City.

January 2016: Executive Chef Lilian Lacassagne

I went to meet with Lil Lacassagne, owner and Executive Chef of 4 stars AAA, Saint-Jacques of Burke Manor restaurant open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Hidden Gem Culinary spot: Youssef 242, Hickory, North Carolina

I was so delighted when I found out I was going to have the opportunity to review the Restaurant Youssef 242, in Hickory. The name had been mentioned, I had heard wonderful things about it. I, honestly , was not… Continue Reading →

Silverspot Cinema and Trilogy restaurant in our community!

I received my invitation for the grand opening of Trilogy. Trilogy is the second of three restaurants that is a part of the “David Burke Group”. A total new concept of bringing together cinematography, contemporary menu, modern restaurant and drinks…. Continue Reading →

The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa

It was a pleasure to stay at The Fairmont Mission Inn and Spa. I was there for 4 days and what an incredible experience. As usual I look for the food quality, the service and the accommodations. It was incredible… Continue Reading →

Danny’s Cafe, Historic Downtown Burlington

On my way back from Greensboro, I decided to go through Downtown Burlington as I had never been. What a surprising quaint little district! It was 2pm, and I needed a quick inexpensive lunch. After looking at different places, I… Continue Reading →

Highland Avenue Restaurant in Hickory, North Carolina

What a nice welcome to the restaurant Highland Avenue in Hickory, North Carolina. We sat outside the restaurant on the top patio. Weather was gorgeous. Waitress was very helpful and knowledgable about the menu. Highland Avenue  is a farm to… Continue Reading →

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